Strict Baptist Historical Society Library

Last updated 2nd October 2008 
Name of library Strict Baptist Historical Society Library 
Address Dunstable Baptist Chapel, St. Mary’s Gate, Dunstable, Beds. LU6 3SW 
Telephone 01582 602 242 
E-mail see website 
Alternative names SBHS Library 
Contact & Job Title Secretary/Chairman K. Dix, 38 Frenchs Ave., Dunstable, Beds. LU6 1BH


Librarian D. J. Woodruff, 10 Priory Road, Dunstable, Beds. LU5 4HR 

Purpose & main user community of the library Purpose and main user community of the library. Those interested in Strict and Particular Baptist History, especially members of the Society. 
Terms of access By appointment 
Opening hours As required; by agreement 
Disabled access Stair access only 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. None; members only. 
Number of volumes 5,450 
Periodicals – Back Issues 5 complete sets; many incomplete  
Current Periodicals  6
Other materials Over 350 church minute books, account books, etc. from over 100 churches; cassette tapes
of SBHS Annual Lectures; small number of microfilms/microfiche of foreign 
Volumes added per year  30
Coverage Related to Baptist theology – both Particular Baptist and Strict Baptist 
Special Collections  
Manuscripts  Minute books, deeds, account books, member lists for a number of Strict/Particular Baptist
churches – some closed, remainder still in existence.
Research resource  Baptist (especially Strict/Particular)
Catalogue Type  Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying; microfiche reader
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  up to 4
Changes in next five years affecting the above  Just started on computer based catalogue
Anything else about the library